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Offline dth1971

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Mark Parisi
« on: April 11, 2010, 08:19:06 PM »
Did you know Off the Mark (newspaper panel comic strip) creator Mark Parasi is a fan of Wacky Packages? He helped with the recent 5th. series of Wacky Packages Postcards.

Mark did 3 weeks of Wacky Packages takes in his Off the Mark strip in 2007-2008.
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Re: Mark Parisi
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2010, 09:24:35 PM »
Did you know Off the Mark (newspaper panel comic strip) creator Mark Parasi is a fan of Wacky Packages? He helped with the recent 5th. series of Wacky Packages Postcards.

Mark did 3 weeks of Wacky Packages takes in his Off the Mark strip in 2007-2008.
As always, thanks for the support. But it's "Parisi."

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Re: Mark Parasi
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2010, 03:06:59 AM »
I love the fact that I can read "Off the Mark" every day off of Facebook.  I enjoy it a lot. If you are on FB, you should become a fan of Mark's strip. 
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Re: Mark Parisi
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2010, 07:29:21 PM »
I get the Off The Mark strip in my daily Comics.com e-mail.

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Re: Mark Parisi
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2010, 07:46:02 PM »
Thanks for the love, guys! It looks like I'm going to have a few gags in the next ANS, too.

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Re: Mark Parisi
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2010, 06:03:40 AM »
I noticed in an April 2010 Off the Mark strip Mark's daughter did a strip as a guest artist in honor of "Take Your Daughter to Work Day'.

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Re: Mark Parisi
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2010, 09:19:10 AM »
I noticed in an April 2010 Off the Mark strip Mark's daughter did a strip as a guest artist in honor of "Take Your Daughter to Work Day'.

I saw that too.  I love being able to see Mark's new cartoons every day via Facebook.  It is a great noon-time chuckle for me.
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Re: Mark Parisi
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2010, 05:06:49 PM »
Thanks for the love, guys! It looks like I'm going to have a few gags in the next ANS, too.
Great news!
One of my bosses, Cate, who is a gene-jockey (a plant breeding scientist) just returned from a vacation to Austrailia, and I spoke to her this afternoon.
She told me there was a 18 month old child who cried the entire plane flight to Australia - so loud even earplugs didn't help much!
Choose you eternity is a GREAT line, and this is a wonderful cartoon. I often wonder about eternity . . .
Satan looks a bit stoned - almost wackyish - as he should be.   :D

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Re: Mark Parisi
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2010, 01:12:50 PM »
Great news!
One of my bosses, Cate, who is a gene-jockey (a plant breeding scientist) just returned from a vacation to Austrailia, and I spoke to her this afternoon.
She told me there was a 18 month old child who cried the entire plane flight to Australia - so loud even earplugs didn't help much!
Choose you eternity is a GREAT line, and this is a wonderful cartoon. I often wonder about eternity . . .
Satan looks a bit stoned - almost wackyish - as he should be.   :D
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HEY! did you get his permission to use? :]

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Re: Mark Parisi
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2010, 05:59:54 PM »
HEY! did you get his permission to use? :]
You weren't copied on his PM? Mark is paying forum members $20 a post.
He says it's cheaper than freeway billboards, airport hand-outs, and worldwide spam.

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Re: Mark Parisi
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2010, 06:05:16 AM »
And this week for May 17-22, 2010, Mark's Off the Mark strip is doing a new batch of his own Wacky Packages takes, so far this week he has shown "1 Musketteer" (spoofs 3 Musketteers candy), Fell-O (spoofs Jell-O) and Flite Beer (spoofs Lite beer)

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Re: Mark Parisi
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2010, 09:50:02 AM »
And this week for May 17-22, 2010, Mark's Off the Mark strip is doing a new batch of his own Wacky Packages takes, so far this week he has shown "1 Musketteer" (spoofs 3 Musketteers candy), Fell-O (spoofs Jell-O) and Flite Beer (spoofs Lite beer)

As I have commented to Mark on his "Off The Mark" Facebook page, I'm loving this week's theme.
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Re: Mark Parisi
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2010, 07:30:15 PM »
Mark, those are great!  1 Muskateer is a riot!  Simple yet very effective!


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Re: Mark Parisi
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2010, 09:17:21 PM »
Hey, thanks, guys!

The 1 Musketeer gag was never submitted to Topps since they won't use M&M-Mars gags, but I liked the idea so much I decided to draw it for myself.

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Re: Mark Parisi
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2010, 11:33:31 AM »
I even liked the other entries in the recent May 2010 Off the Mark Wacky Packages week besides 1 MUSKETTER: DAVE SOAP and BLITZ CRACKERS.

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Re: Mark Parisi
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2010, 06:55:03 AM »
Great news!
One of my bosses, Cate, who is a gene-jockey (a plant breeding scientist) just returned from a vacation to Austrailia, and I spoke to her this afternoon.
She told me there was a 18 month old child who cried the entire plane flight to Australia - so loud even earplugs didn't help much!
Choose you eternity is a GREAT line, and this is a wonderful cartoon. I often wonder about eternity . . .
Satan looks a bit stoned - almost wackyish - as he should be.   :D
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This is a really great gag! I have to get on the Facebook list.
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Re: Mark Parisi
« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2010, 11:17:41 PM »
"No Drafting!" LOL!!  :D

Mark: Have to say I bought 6 sets of bio cards from Postcard Series 5 just to get your version of Wander Bread! Something about your work conveyed this perfect sense of wandering mischief in those slices of bread, and total exasperation on the part of the guy chasing them. Hilarious! One of my favorite Wackys.


P.S. If I had to pick one of those eternities, I'd go with the hot dogs. I'd probably never eat again, but it'd be better than the screaming babies!

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Re: Mark Parisi
« Reply #17 on: July 16, 2010, 08:58:12 AM »
"No Drafting!" LOL!!  :D

Mark: Have to say I bought 6 sets of bio cards from Postcard Series 5 just to get your version of Wander Bread! Something about your work conveyed this perfect sense of wandering mischief in those slices of bread, and total exasperation on the part of the guy chasing them. Hilarious! One of my favorite Wackys.


P.S. If I had to pick one of those eternities, I'd go with the hot dogs. I'd probably never eat again, but it'd be better than the screaming babies!
I love that title too because it is almost exactly the gag I came up with years ago.  I had even discussed possibly having David Saunders sketch and paint this for me, I just never followed through.
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Re: Mark Parisi
« Reply #18 on: July 16, 2010, 09:12:10 AM »
"No Drafting!" LOL!!  :D

Mark: Have to say I bought 6 sets of bio cards from Postcard Series 5 just to get your version of Wander Bread! Something about your work conveyed this perfect sense of wandering mischief in those slices of bread, and total exasperation on the part of the guy chasing them. Hilarious! One of my favorite Wackys.

Wow, thanks, Ducko!

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Re: Mark Parisi
« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2010, 09:57:33 AM »
Wow, thanks, Ducko!

Am I the only one that doesn't get the joke about 'no drafting'?

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« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2010, 10:01:18 AM »
Am I the only one that doesn't get the joke about 'no drafting'?

Nope, I did not get it either.

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Re: Mark Parisi
« Reply #21 on: July 16, 2010, 10:12:31 AM »
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« Reply #22 on: July 16, 2010, 10:15:46 AM »

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drafting_%28racing%29

I have heard of the term drafting in racing before but perhaps the old brain is not working today, how does it associate to Mark's drawing assuming that's what Ducko meant?

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Re: Mark Parisi
« Reply #23 on: July 16, 2010, 10:17:48 AM »
I have heard of the term drafting in racing before but perhaps the old brain is not working today, how does it associate to Mark's drawing assuming that's what Ducko meant?


Because that's what he would be doing if they were going fast enough for it to make a difference.
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« Reply #24 on: July 16, 2010, 10:19:15 AM »

Because that's what he would be doing if they were going fast enough for it to make a difference.

Ahhhhhh, now I understand  :D

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Re: Mark Parisi
« Reply #25 on: August 28, 2010, 07:12:05 PM »
Mark's Off the Mark strip recently done this week for August 23-28, 2010 another Wacky Packages week! The best ones Mark did for this week are Riskies (August 23), Sticky Peanut Butter (August 24), Ghost It Note Pads (August 25), Thing Thongs (August 27), and NyKrill (August 28).

Mark in his e-mail said Cornea (August 26) didn't make the cut for me.
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Re: Mark Parisi
« Reply #26 on: October 17, 2010, 08:50:35 PM »
While Mark Parisi's Off the Mark strip is planning another Wacky Packages week for November 2010, here's a recent funny Off the Mark Sunday strip though not Wacky Packages related but relates to a funny idea for credit cards and scanning with 4 strips instead of 1?




Maybe for Wacky Packages ANS8 in 2011 there could be a Wacky Packages credit card take (maybe a spoof of the DISCOVER credit card calling it "DISCOVERED" credit card) with the 4 magnetic scan strips on the credit card??

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Re: Mark Parisi
« Reply #27 on: October 19, 2010, 03:55:35 PM »
I have some accepted roughs from ANS7 to sell or trade. I also have some rejected roughs. Contact me if you might be interested.

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Re: Mark Parisi
« Reply #28 on: November 16, 2010, 06:23:06 AM »
And here's a recent Off the Mark strip spoofing product placement - Even if it isn't Wacky Packages leaning...


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Re: Mark Parisi
« Reply #29 on: December 04, 2010, 06:05:10 PM »
Did you like the latest Off the Mark November 29-December 4, 2010 Wacky Packages week? These ones are the best in my opinion:

1) What's in a bag spoofing a Mexican chain:


2) Christmas related:


3) Belated Halloween related:

(Does the vampire kid on the Wacky Pack resemble Eddie Munster?)

4) And finally:

(Does this Colonel Sanders parody on the Wacky Pack look like a cross between the Colonel and a cyclops, and has a smile in the style of MAD Magazine's Alfred E. Newman?)

The ones from the week that didn't make the cut for me were the Snickers spoof (Slickers) and the Kleenex spoof (Grossnex).

I hope Mark Parisi does a few more Off the Mark Wacky Packages week strips in 2011.
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Re: Mark Parisi
« Reply #30 on: March 18, 2011, 05:59:16 AM »
Did you notice this March 17, 2011 Off the Mark strip with many breakfast cereal mascots?


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Re: Mark Parisi
« Reply #31 on: June 01, 2011, 10:38:14 AM »
My comic, "off the mark" has been added to gocomics.com

The reason I bring it up, is I want to draw attention to an image I included in my banner. It's a baby sticking Wacky Packages everywhere.
http://www.gocomics.com/offthemark

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Re: Mark Parisi
« Reply #32 on: June 01, 2011, 10:46:02 AM »
My comic, "off the mark" has been added to gocomics.com

The reason I bring it up, is I want to draw attention to an image I included in my banner. It's a baby sticking Wacky Packages everywhere.
http://www.gocomics.com/offthemark

Ha! Love it!  :great:

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Re: Mark Parisi
« Reply #33 on: June 01, 2011, 05:53:24 PM »
My comic, "off the mark" has been added to gocomics.com

The reason I bring it up, is I want to draw attention to an image I included in my banner. It's a baby sticking Wacky Packages everywhere.
http://www.gocomics.com/offthemark
Excellent idea!

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Re: Mark Parisi
« Reply #34 on: June 02, 2011, 01:47:47 PM »
My comic, "off the mark" has been added to gocomics.com

The reason I bring it up, is I want to draw attention to an image I included in my banner. It's a baby sticking Wacky Packages everywhere.
http://www.gocomics.com/offthemark

Glad to see Off the Mark moved from now gone Comics.com to gocomics.com - This is because Universal Uclick merged with United Feature Syndicate/United Media?

Can't wait for the next Wacky Packages weekthis Summer in Off the Mark...